Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012
GRANT ENFINGER – No. 29 Reese Towpower RAM Crew Chief: Doug Randolph
Career Stats: Starts: 5 Wins: 0 Top Fives: 0 Top 10s: 0 Poles: 0 Laps Led: 0
2012 Season Stats: Starts: 2 Wins: 0 Top Fives: 0 Top 10s: 0 Poles: 0 Laps Led: 0
• Will be making his third NCWTS start of the season but first for Brad Keselowski Racing in the No. 29 Reese Towpower RAM.
• Best finish this season is 12th-place in season-opening race at Daytona which equals his best-ever series finish.
• Best start came at Rockingham (N.C.) Speedway where he qualified ninth in the 36-truck field.
• Four of his five career starts in the series have been on superspeedways. He has an average start of 17.8 and average finish of 20.4 in the five races.
• Brad Keselowski Racing (No. 29) is fifth in the NCWTS owner point standings, 49 points behind leader Richard Childress (No. 3).
• Has made 42 starts in ARCA since 2008 and has racked up 16 top-five and 27 top-10 finishes. Won pole at Berlin (Mich.) Raceway in 2011 driving a Dodge owned by Mike Allgaier.
• Native of Fairhope, Ala.
RAM DRIVER QUOTES “At all the big tracks, air plays so much of a factor, especially in the Truck races. You’re leaning on that right-side air the whole time. When you do get two and three wide and end up on the bottom, obviously that’s a tough situation. But I do have experience in ARCA cars and vehicles like that on the mile-and-a-halfs, just don’t have it yet in the Trucks. The biggest thing I’m focused on is making sure I don’t make any mistakes and, at the same time, get all I can get. We don’t want to leave anything on the table. Trying to compromise that balance is always tough.” — Grant Enfinger
RAM NUMBERS: LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY
• RAM has two victories at Las Vegas Motor Speedway: Ted Musgrave in 2001 and Brendan Gaughan in 2003. Musgrave edged Jack Sprague by .906 seconds while Gaughan’s margin of victory over Scott Riggs was .900 seconds.
• RAM has two poles at Las Vegas: Stacy Compton in 1999 and Gaughan in 2003.
• RAM drivers have scored eleven top five and 25 top 10s in 15 previous NCWTS races at Las Vegas.
• The most recent top five by a RAM driver at LVMS was a third by Jason White in 2009.
• The most RAM drivers to finish inside the top 10 in a NCWTS race at Las Vegas is four (twice, in 2003 and again in 2004).
RAM IN THE CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES
• Bobby Hamilton (2004) and Ted Musgrave (2005) won the season championship driving a RAM.
• RAM has claimed the manufacturer’s title three times in the 17-year history of the series – 2001, 2003 and 2004.
• Tony Raines gave RAM its first win in the series in 1997, winning at I-70 Speedway in Odessa, Mo. There have been 66 trips to victory lane since then.
• RAM won 15 of the 24 NCWTS races during the 2001 season, 13 of 25 in 2003 and 11 of 25 in 2004.
• There have been 433 races in the NCWTS beginning at Phoenix International Raceway on Feb. 2, 1995. There were three RAM drivers – Joe Bessey, Bob Keselowski and Walker Evans – in the 33-truck starting field. Bessey scored a fourth-place finish.
• RAM has two top 10s in the last three races at Las Vegas.
RAM TALK “The trucks definitely have more drag and that makes the efficiency of your vehicle very important with the limited horsepower. With more drag, it really shows up on the mile-and-a-half tracks. I think when we get our entire package right at the mile-and-a-halfs, we’re right there and can run with anybody.” — Doug Randolph, Crew Chief, No. 29 Reese Towpower RAM